The Office of Equity & Inclusion

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Heritage Month Resources

Access And Equity For Students With Learning Disabilities

  • Equitable and inclusive teaching involves thoughtful planning for accommodations, allowing all students, including those with learning disabilities, to fully participate and feel a sense of belonging in classroom instruction.


    For more information about exceptional children's services in Orange County Schools, please visit the Exceptional Children's Services website by clicking here.


    Additional Links & Resources:

    Handbook on Parents' Rights (rev. 2016) | English | Spanish: This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices. If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student’s school principal, teacher, or Orange County Schools EC Department.

    What is an IEP (Individualized Education Plan)?

    What is MTSS? For more information about MTSS, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, please visit the Exceptional Children's Services website by clicking here.

    Preschool Special Education


    Organizations that Assist North Carolina's Parents of Children with Disabilities:

    Exceptional Children's Assistance Center:

    1-800-962-6817 or 704-892-1321

    The ECAC "helps parents navigate the special education system, know their rights, and use their voice. [They] provide information, support, training and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs from birth to age 26. [They] also support young adults with disabilities in becoming self-advocates and leaders and the educators and professionals who serve them."


    Family Support Network of North Carolina


    The Family Support Network has a free statement information and referral service, parent-to-parent programs, and workshops for parents of children with disabilities. You can call for specific disability information and for listings for all of the different disability support groups. 

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